According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for parking fees and tolls were 12.56% lower in 2012 versus 2017.
Parking and tolls experienced an average inflation rate of 2.72% per year between 2012 and 2017. In other words, parking and tolls costing $5 in the year 2012 would cost $5.72 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase.
Pricing changed by 7.99% in 2012, significantly above the yearly average change for parking and tolls during the 2012-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2012 (2.03%), price inflation for parking and tolls was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Parking fees and tolls: